Postcard Diaries & Memorabilia Bags
Recording memories when you travel with the family is always a good idea—in theory. The reality might be very full days with the challenges of finding meals that satisfy, beds that comfort and little time for writing.
Enter the Postcard Diary. Postcards are still ubiquitous at travel spots and they only have so much room to put thoughts, feelings or actions. In short, it is very “do-able”.
You can share a postcard with your child or children at each destination or you can each have your own.
Mail them to yourself and when you get home you can make a hole in one corner of each postcard, string them all together with a ribbon, and have a nice remembrance of your adventure. Or, you can encourage your child’s memory and attention to detail by bringing along a Memorabilia Bag. Have your child collect small memorabilia during the trip, such as the wrapper from some exotic candy or the tickets to an interesting show.
When you get back home, paste these in a scrapbook and have the child write a note about the meaning of each item and why it mattered (or stood out) as something special. This can be simple or be turned into an elaborate book with detailed written memories and added homemade illustrations.
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